As part of his round of press interviews to coincide with the consumer launch of Vista, Bill Gates has given an interview to Newsweek which has got various people in the Mac community amused. The question that has attracted most attention is on page 2 of the interview:
In many of the Vista reviews, even the positive ones, people note that some Vista features are already in the Mac operating system.
â€œSecurity guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.â€?
The funny thing is, if security guys are coming out with these total exploits every day – where are they?
Anyway, there is a bit of a backlash beginning with regards to Vista, with Robert Preston, the BBC Business Editor not pleased at the performance of his new Vista laptop, particularly the fact that it won’t work with either his IPAQ, or his digital recorder. We’ve also had another person, who after discovering that Vista wouldn’t work with his hardware installed it somewhere else and recorded the act on YouTube. Alongside this, independent tests appear to have recorded a fail for Vista in the security stakes.